Southern Cal Maintains Lead After Round Three of NCAA Championships

May 23, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. - Southern Cal shot a 3-under 285 in the third round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships to maintain its position atop the leaderboard with just one round remaining on Thursday at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

Duke moved into second place with a 1-under 287, while Purdue, Alabama and UCLA are all tied for third with total scores of 873. The Boilermakers shot a 295 in the third round, followed by UCLA's 297 and Alabama's 301.

The Trojans currently own a 17-stroke lead over Duke with a three-round total of 845, thanks in large part to the NCAA Championship record round score of 276 that the team carded in yesterday's second round.

After beginning the day in second, Southern Cal's Annie Park moved into first place with a 2-under 70. Mississippi State's Ally McDonald jumped from fourth into a tie for second with Alabama's Stephanie Meadow, and the pair is just two strokes off Park's three-round total of 207. McDonald carded a 2-under 70 on the day, while Meadow shot a 1-over 73 to slip from her first-place starting position.

"I was struggling for the first nine, but I got it together on the back nine," said Park. "Now I'm just trying to focus on the next round and what I need to do on each shot. The course definitely played a little tougher today than the last two days. The greens were tough, too, with the wind."

"The wind was tricky today," said Meadow. "It was a little swirly and a little gusty, and the pins were in some tricky spots. There just didn't seem to be as many birdies out there as compared to the past two days. They weren't that bad, but it was definitely easier yesterday."

Southern Cal's Kyung Kim jumped to fourth place after beginning the day tied for 15th, carding a 3-under 69 to go along with five birdies on the day. Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez and Duke's Celine Boutier are currently tied for fifth with a total of 213 through three rounds.

The fourth and final round of the NCAA Championships will begin tomorrow morning with the first tee time set for 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students.

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